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Brazil: Criminal Networks Target Rainforest Defenders End Corporal Punishment in Pakistan’s Schools Arsenic and Lead in Tap Water US – #WeeklyAddress: September 9 – 15: North Carolina state senator assaults journalist, throws phone Progress for press freedom in new European Commission, but concerns as well Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council Egypt: Facts and figures, January – December 2018 Youth come together in China to share their commitment for biodiversity India: Free Kashmiris Arbitrarily Detained Democratic Republic of the Congo: Cash aids recovery following ethnic violence Guidelines on investigating violations of IHL: law, policy, and good practice Pakistan: ICRC completes 15th National Course on Management of the Dead in Emergencies China: Xinjiang Children Separated from Families India: Free Kashmiris Arbitrarily Detained UN chief urges ‘active, substantive and meaningful participation’ on International Day of Democracy RSF’s press freedom appeal to Tunisia’s presidential candidates Blending Our Past, Cultivating Our Future | UNESCO World Forum underscores culture, food and education for sustainability Bangladesh: Internet Blackout on Rohingya Refugees RSF’s press freedom appeal to Tunisia’s presidential candidates Ocean: The real lungs of the world Cameroonian journalist held three years must be evacuated RSF says Antananarivo Recommendations mark milestone in African sport policy development Rwandans Charged With Murder of Exiled Critic Press freedom in Turkey remains in crisis, despite some room for very cautious optimism Another Moroccan journalist subjected to judicial persecution Biennale of Luanda: Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace 18-22 September UNESCO warns that, without urgent action, 12 million children will never spend a day at school UNESCO warns that, without urgent action, 12 million children will never spend a day at school Nigeria’s missing: “I feel it in my heart that my daughter is still alive” Dagestani journalist’s detention extended, despite baseless charges Sri Lanka: Global Conference on the Interface between Buddhism and IHL South Africa: Punish Xenophobic Violence US: Rollback of Nursing Home Protections Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration Statement on Compliance, Convention on Cluster Munitions Ninth Meeting of States Parties Statement on Stockpile Destruction, Convention on Cluster Munitions Ninth Meeting of States Parties “Get on the Ground!”: Policing, Poverty, and Racial Inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma US: How Abusive, Biased Policing Destroys Lives Interview: How Policing in One US City Hurts Black and Poor Communities US: How Abusive, Biased Policing Destroys Lives "I still look for them" Journalists from Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Malta honoured at RSF’s 2019 Press Freedom Awards USA: Trump administration's asylum ban could be a death sentence for people seeking safety ‘Reaffirm the sanctity’ of religious sites, says Guterres, launching new plan to ‘counter hate and violence’ Annexing Jordan Valley would end ‘illusion’ of a meaningful two-State solution: UN rights expert International experts deliberate on draft global standards for a curriculum on Media and Information Literacy Revealed: The Stark Truth Of No-Deal Brexit South Sudan's missing and the loved ones they left behind Nigeria: 22,000 people registered as missing after a decade of war, ICRC’s highest caseload in the world Brazil: 18 months on, authorities must not let Marielle Franco killing remain unsolved Belarus: Homophobic Attack on Filmmaker Justice, Delayed in Libya Statement on Compliance, Convention on Cluster Munitions Intersessional Meetings Joint Open Letter to the UN High Commissioner on UN Database of Business Enterprises with Activities Related to Israeli Settlements in the OPT Justice, Delayed. Tanzania: Journalist must be freed and given medical care, RSF says China: Ban on Tibet Religious Activity Toughened Wednesday’s Daily Brief: ‘Appalling’ conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia UNESCO and Iraq reaffirm their commitment to the reconstruction of Mosul Tanzania : journalist must be freed and given medical care, RSF says Informing society for a sustainable ocean: the Global Ocean Observing System launches 2030 Strategy From green to black: Incendiary balloons leave Israeli farmers with heavy hearts EU Commission Wants the Fox in Charge of the Henhouse Papua New Guinea: New memorial at Aita charts the path to closure South Sudan: One year after peace deal, violence and humanitarian needs haven’t decreased Will It Be Business as Usual for Saudis at London’s Arms Fair? Iran’s ‘Blue Girl’ Suicide Sparks Renewed Calls on FIFA Over Stadium Ban UN Human Rights Council: Interactive Dialogue with the Group of International and Regional Eminent Experts on Yemen Prepared Testimony of Human Rights Watch’s Laura Pitter – Hearing on New York State Discovery Reform Nicaragua: Human Rights Violations, Impunity Continue Nigeria: Military Holding Children as Boko Haram Suspects A Chance to Curtail Abuse in Germany’s Supply Chains Brazil: 82,094 people were reported missing in 2018; families search for answers Second Regional Movement Communication Workshop takes place in Beirut Nicaragua ‘crisis’ still cause for concern amid murder, torture allegations: Bachelet Singapore’s premier hounds website editor again Cyber warfare: IHL provides an additional layer of protection Israeli spyware firm NSO must match words with action GESAMP is celebrating fifty years of service in ocean science Vacancy notice: Project officer to support the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme Release Ill Prisoner in Turkmenistan for Medical Treatment Prosecutors appeal against acquittal of RSF’s Turkey representative Hawai'i to host major international conference on ocean observations Nigeria: Military Holding Children as Boko Haram Suspects Somaliland TV channel closed, its owner arrested A Glimmer of Hope for Workers in Georgia Iran: Draconian Sentences for Rights Defenders Croatian government’s oppressive silence about attacks on journalists Amidst Violence, Hondurans March for Pride Burundi: UN Rights Body Should Extend Inquiry Morocco: Trial Over Private Life Allegations Scourge of slavery still claims 40 million victims worldwide, ‘must serve as a wakeup call’ Venezuela: High Commissioner’s update evidences the need for a Commission of Inquiry on human rights crisis IOC-UNESCO and UNESCAP launch the project on strengthening tsunami early warning in the North West Indian Ocean region through regional cooperation We are ‘burning up our future’, UN’s Bachelet tells Human Rights Council Remembering a Powerful Voice in the Disability Rights Movement Arson attack on popular Philippine tabloid’s printing house Masafer Yatta: living in fear of losing your home Conflict and the struggle for health care in north-east Nigeria Woman Banned from Stadiums in Iran Attempts Suicide Disability Rights Should Be Central in US Presidential Race Montenegro: Joint call on the authorities to acquit investigative journalist Jovo Martinović South Asia: Asian faces in the field Burkina Faso: Increased armed violence means loss of health care for half a million people Despite ongoing peace process, needs remain staggering in South Sudan Bolivia: Government must suspend presidential decree and investigate causes of forest fires Europe’s Opportunity to Ban a Dangerous Pesticide Algeria: Tightening the Screws on Protests Jordan: Rehabilitation of water supply systems in Bani Kinana District UNICEF backpacks used as a haunting symbol to call for greater protection of children living in conflict Bangladesh: Clampdown on Rohingya Refugees Myanmar: Civilians Caught in Shan State Fighting Russia/Ukraine Prisoner Exchange Includes Release of Oleg Sentsov Indonesia: Investigate Deaths of Papuan Protesters Thailand: Lao Refugee Feared ‘Disappeared’ Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Switzerland Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Denmark Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Ecuador Pregnancy in the Path of Hurricanes: Remembering Puerto Rico Bangladesh: Clampdown on Rohingya Refugees Ecuador: Violent raid jeopardizes Ola Bini’s right to a fair trial El Salvador: Prosecutors must stop criminalizing Evelyn Hernández Gates Open on Ethiopia’s Infamous Maekelawi Jail Mobilizing Indigenous and Local Knowledge to address climate impacts and vulnerabilities in the Caribbean Views and Recommendations on Improvised Explosive Devices Falling within the Scope of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention How does logistics support work in Sudan? Dozens of Iraqi journalists blacklisted on social networks Robert Mugabe Leaves Behind Legacy of Abuse Taliban Linked to Murder of Afghan Rights Defender Obituary: Robert Mugabe - 1924-2019, a liberator turned oppressor China: Experts renew commitment to Geneva Conventions during seminar to mark 70th anniversary Parma (Italy) to host UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Food South Africa: Gender-based violence and femicide offenders must face justice Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Arabs Not Allowed Home South Sudan: Missing File Blocks Justice for Rapes, Murder Japan: Retain Human Control Over the Use of Force Joint Letter to UN Secretary-General on Rosenthal Report UN: Act to Prevent Future Atrocities Toxic Mines Poison Locals Long After Closure Subject to Whim France: Immigrant Children Being Denied Protection France: Immigrant Children Being Denied Protection Philippines: Civilians bear brunt of recurrent fighting in Maguindanao Russian Court Sentences Activist to Four Years in Prison Istanbul to host UNESCO Creative Cities Annual Conference in 2021 Spyware exports in Turkey: RSF Germany denounces the German company FinFisher Italy’s New Government Should Undo Its Worst Migration Policies Nigeria: Supporting host communities and displaced people in 2019 Israeli reporter hounded by Prime Minister Netanyahu RSF urges Beijing to renew Wall Street Journal reporter’s visa Record US fine exposes Google’s contempt for children’s privacy USDA: Stop Line Speeds that Endanger Meat Workers A Small Victory for Somalis at the UN Remembering Beslan 15 Years Later Interview: How the US is Making Meatpacking Jobs Even More Dangerous Iraq: Camps Expel Over 2,000 People Seen As ISIS-Linked US: Meatpacking Workers’ Rights Under Threat “When We’re Dead and Buried, Our Bones Will Keep Hurting” US: Meatpacking Workers' Rights Under Threat Mexico: Reparations and compensation for torture survivor are urgently needed Hope for Justice for Murdered Journalist in the Maldives Japan renews commitment to UNESCO through enhanced cooperation on artificial intelligence and cultural diversity Human rights are everyone’s business, amid relentless crises around world: UN’s Bachelet South Africa: Years of impunity for xenophobic crimes driving the latest attacks Every learner matters: International Forum on inclusion and equity in education Two Equatorial Guinean journalists held for the past eight days Trump Administration Blocks Needed Oversight of Immigration Detention Hong Kong Leader Formally Withdraws Controversial Bill RSF and 11 other NGOs write to Pope Francis on eve of Mozambique visit Iraq shuts down TV broadcaster after report on corruption A third of young people polled by UN, report being a victim of online bullying Thailand: ‘Disappeared’ Activist’s Remains Found Sudan: Ensuring a credible response by the UN Human Rights Council at its 42nd session. Tanzania: Ending Violence in Schools Begins with Banning Canes in All Classrooms Lebanon: End Systemic Violence Against Transgender Women “Don’t Punish Me for Who I Am” Lebanon: End Systemic Discrimination Against Transgender Women Reporters Without Borders Announces $1.5M Gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to Support Transparency and Ethics in News and Media Nepal: Amend Laws Undermining Free Expression US: Suit Over Indefinite Detention of Children Renewed partnership with Phoenix TV to support UNESCO’s culture and heritage programmes Another Honduran journalist murdered, second in 2019 Nowhere is safe to hide in war-torn Yemen, say UN-appointed rights experts Indian reporter charged with defamation for exposing poor school meals UN experts decry torture of Rakhine men and boys held incommunicado by Myanmar’s military Insecurity and violence turn Nigeria into a ‘pressure cooker’ that must be addressed, says UN rights expert A New Low of Harassment on Moscow’s Protests Russian court upholds six-year sentence for Sochi blogger Cameroon: Separatist Leaders Appeal Conviction Brunei: IHL workshop opens new doors for participants ICRC Writing Competition III Another Unexplained Death in Pakistan Police Custody Director-General urges investigation into killing of journalist Nevith Condes Jaramillo in Mexico Suspending UK Parliament Is A Danger to Human Rights ICRC Writing Competition III UNESCO launches Ocean Literacy programme in Brazil Director-General condemns killing of cameraman Abdinasir Abdulle Ga’al in Somalia Director-General urges investigation into killing of journalist Nevith Conde Jaramillo in Mexico Push to improve search for missing people at Dead Sea meeting Cluster munitions: for civilians, consequences are severe and long-lasting UNESCO International Literacy Prizes and Literacy Day celebrations focus on multilingualism Mozambique/Madagascar: Pope’s visit offers an opportunity to address human rights violations Brazil: Authorities must investigate and prosecute those responsible for destruction of the Amazon Syrians Deported by Lebanon Arrested at Home ‘Where His Blood Fell’ Libya – “There is no buffer for any economic shocks.” Still No Law on Enforced Disappearance in Thailand Yemen: Scenes of devastation as every single detainee either killed or injured in attack Hong Kong: Rampaging police must be investigated A Rough Road Ahead to Peace in Afghanistan Matt McConnell Kashmir Shutdown Raises Healthcare Concerns Friday's Daily Brief: Refugee children missing out on school, Ebola in Uganda, Fresh violence in Yemen, 20 years of Timor-Leste independence, Enforced disappearances Friday's Daily Brief: Refugee children missing out on school, Ebola in Uganda, Fresh violence in Yemen, 20 years of Timor-Lest independence, Enforced disappearances Mexico: Authorities take important step by announcing that they will accept the competence of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances Trump Administration to Deport Sick Children, People with Disabilities Journalist wounded in shooting attack in northwestern Turkey Israeli police throw stun grenade at photographer UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia at its 42nd Session Iraq: Hundreds of thousands of people remain missing after decades of war, violence Hoping: A woman's quest for answers ICRC, Director Hysaj join hands to produce theatrical play depicting agony of families of those missing for 20 years French police obstruct reporters during G7, RSF seeks firm measures Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists arrested in outrageous assault on freedom of expression South Sudan: Thousands missing because of conflict and violence Kuwait: Jailed Bidun Activists on Hunger Strike VIDEO: Samson and Sampinya The War at the Colombia-Venezuela Border Lead in the blood: The poisoning of a generation The War at the Colombia-Venezuela Border Samson and Sampinya: Reunited after 44 years apart Indian State Bans Unnecessary Surgery on Intersex Children Benin officially launches the Internet Universality Indicators Assessment Southern Africa: Website launched to help families find missing relatives Not forgotten Eswatini: Hundreds of people still at risk of forced evictions one year on from Amnesty exposé France must reject Bulgaria’s request to investigate Bulgarian journalist, RSF says Journalist escapes from his captors in eastern Yemen Myanmar: Filmmaker sentenced to one year in prison for Facebook post Lebanon: Migrant Family Detained Cluster Munitions: Ban Treaty Is Working Prime Minister’s Office and the International Committee of the Red Cross highlight the plight of missing people and their families in Iraq China: RSF calls for release of Australian journalist and drop of espionage charge RSF Announces Nominees for Press Freedom Awards 2019 ahead of ceremony in Berlin India: Restore Kashmir’s Internet, Phones ‘Perseverance is key’ to Iraq’s future, UN envoy tells Security Council On visit to Uzbekistan, Director-General and President Mirziyoyev agree to reinforce cooperation in heritage, education and media Attorney General must step up efforts against impunity in Guatemala Sudan: Aldoma and the four-hour trek to save his animals In Africa, investors and aid intersect to fund sustainable humanitarian assistance Iraq: School Doors Barred to Many Children “You Pray for Death” Witness: No Reprieve for Trafficking Survivors in Nigeria What Happens When Trafficking Survivors Get Home Nigeria: Anguish, Poverty Confront Trafficking Survivors From rehabilitation to inclusion ‘There has never been a more urgent time,’ to safeguard children’s right to safe water and sanitation, says UNICEF Myanmar’s New Children’s Law a Step Forward Australia: Press Vietnam to Respect Rights Mexican authorities powerless as murders of journalists continue US – #WeeklyAddress: August 19 – August 25: CBP harasses journalist, suggesting troubling trend Why You Should Read the European Court Ruling on Magnitsky New Pakistani Law Protects Women Farm Workers Lebanon: Entry Ban Follows Gender, Sexuality Conference Nigeria: Anguish, Poverty Confront Trafficking Survivors ICRC in Azerbaijan: January–June 2019 Ecuador: Government interfered in criminal case against Ola Bini Marginalized groups hit hardest by inequality and stigma in cities Two years on, free expression groups hold DC and London vigils seeking justice for the killing of freelance journalist Christopher Allen Sri Lankan authorities must work ‘vigorously’ to ease simmering ethno-religious tensions, urges UN rights expert “Unanimous” G7 support for RSF’s Information and Democracy Initiative France: G7 Summit clouded by crackdown on protesters Egypt: 20 Rights NGOs Call On President Macron To Denounce Egypt's Human Rights Record During The G7 Meeting UNESCO Director-General to advocate education and culture for resilience at Tokyo International Conference on African Development Iran is the world’s biggest jailer of women journalists Cameroon: Trial of soldiers for killing women and children must lead to justice for victims Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa’s first year in office marked by a “systematic and brutal crackdown on human rights” Viet Nam and Laos mark 70 years of Geneva Conventions IHL Session in Viet Nam: Experts tackle tough questions on cyber warfare and autonomous weapons Respect for the Arms Trade Treaty is critical to ending cycles of armed conflict and other situations of violence The risk of gender based violence must be considered in arms transfer decisions Thailand: Investigate Detainee’s Death South Africa: Deadly Attacks on Foreign Truck Drivers Interview: Playing in Poisoned Dust Zambia: Lead Contamination Imperils Children “We Have to Be Worried” Prime Minister Modi reiterates India’s commitment to UNESCO during his visit to the Organization Brazil: ICRC assembles experiences in order to prevent the impacts of violence on public services News reporting hit by Internet blackout in West Papua Mozambique: Members of Parliament discuss International Humanitarian Law A meeting of astronomy, art and particle physics in Chile Prime Minister Modi reiterates India’s commitment to UNESCO during visit to Organization Gabonese regulator bans RFI reporter from working for two months South Sudan: UN rights experts see little headway on peace deal amid spike in local-level violence Killer facts 2019: The scale of the global arms trade Indonesian Officers’ Racist Slurs Trigger Riots in Papua Trump ‘Disloyalty’ Claim Raises Anti-Semitic Trope Sudan: Prioritize Justice, Accountability Israel prevents Palestinian journalist from returning to her job in Turkey Myanmar: Crimes Against Rohingya Go Unpunished Favela Children Speak the Truth About Abusive Policing US Moved Some Children from Abusive Texas Border Facility Video: Miners at Risk for Death and Injury in Georgia Australia: Retain Emergency Medical Care for Refugees Pakistan Should Not Again Fail ‘Honor Killing’ Victim The Slave Trade and Slavery: A Founding Tragedy of our Modern World Myanmar military committed ‘routine, systematic’ sexual violence against ethnic minorities, UN experts find World must stamp out persecution of religious groups, Guterres declares on new UN Day Kashmir communications shutdown a ‘collective punishment’ that must be reversed, say UN experts No Limits: Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019: Join us and register your events Media freedom and journalists’ organisations call on Russia to provide an enabling environment for journalists covering the Moscow protests Saudi Arabia: Travel Restrictions on Saudi Women Lifted European Court Slams Russia Over Domestic Violence Case Guinea: RSF decries judicial harassment of Conakry radio station Georgia: Worker Rights, Safety at Risk Venezuela: UN Should Set Commission of Inquiry Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0085 - Human Rights Watch Comment to EPA Regarding Financial Responsibility Requirements under CERCLA Section 108(b) Who Will Pay to Clean Up US Coal Ash Pollution? Myanmar/Bangladesh: Halt Rohingya Returns New network of Palestinian journalists to contribute to safety in the field US: New Rules Allow Indefinite Detention of Children Silencing of Activist Shows Kazakhstan’s Contempt for Rights China: RSF demands the release of former journalist critical of censorship Yemen: Coalition Warships Attack Fishing Boats Statement on Options for the Way Forward, CCW meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems Can Human Rights Law Help Children on the Border? Australian Mother's Plea to Come Home from Crowded Camp After Fleeing Islamic State Submission by Human Rights Watch to Australian Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Let's beat malaria together! Responding to the most urgent needs of the population US – White House should immediately restore Brian Karem’s press pass Missing for three days, Pakistani journalist found in police custody Two Chadian editors detained illegally for defamation In Sri Lanka, Victor’s Justice Means No Justice at All Belgian bill threatens investigative journalism Algeria: Human Rights Watch Official Deported Turkey: 3 Kurdish Mayors Removed from Office RSF fears more censorship after state TV boss fired in Guinea-Bissau Autonomy, artificial intelligence and robotics: Technical aspects of human control Chief Executive Carrie Lam fails to alleviate RSF’s concerns over Hong Kong Press Freedom Cameroon: Detainees Tortured Why East African Leaders Should Call for Rights Reforms in Eritrea UK Rape Survivors Face ‘Digital Strip Searches’ and Other Deterrents to Justice Women talk to women: ICRC humanitarians speak up amid conflict and crises Cambodia: Former Opposition Official Detained Terrorism survivor in Cameroon takes road to recovery: UN News special report Algeria: Human Rights Watch Official Deported RSF urges Turkey not to send Syrian refugee journalists back to Syria El Salvador: Acquittal of Evelyn Hernández is a victory for human rights India: Ensure Rights Protections in Kashmir US: Cease Force-feeding Migrant Hunger Strikers “I wanted to become a nurse to serve my people” ‘Killer Robots:’ Russia, US Oppose Treaty Negotiations The IHL course for Humanitarian Professionals and Policy Makers, 23 years on! Afghanistan: FIFA Sexual Abuse Investigations Stall Australia: Inquiry into Rule Putting Older People at Risk Hong Kong: Hundreds of thousands march peacefully against proposed extradition bill President Hernández must end repression of protests in Honduras Terrorism survivors: ‘I lived in fear that I would be killed’ UN Should Assign Blame to Those Attacking Syrian Hospitals Human Rights Watch Submits Comment in Opposition to the Asylum Eligibility and Procedural Modifications Interim Final Rule Women humanitarians: Strength, power, perseverance Iran: Women Detained, Accused of Flouting Stadium Ban Friday’s Daily Brief: Education key for Rohingya, DR Congo violence continues, Zimbabwe protest latest, women’s rights in Iran, environmental protection Zimbabwe Police Forcefully Disrupt Peaceful Protests Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement ‘Quash’ convictions and release women jailed for protesting against wearing veils in Iran, urge UN rights experts Jamaica: Six police officers charged over killing of Matthew Lee UNESCO Director-General to focus on heritage and culture during first official visit to Uzbekistan on 26 and 27 August Zimbabwe: Police must be held accountable for appalling assault on protesters Director-General urges Mexico to shed light on killings of Rogelio Barragán Pérez, Edgar Alberto Nava López, and Jorge Ruiz Vázquez Media pluralism – collateral victim of the crisis in Indian-held Kashmir Libya: Abducted Politician Missing 4 Weeks Statement to the CCW Consultation on lethal autonomous weapons systems Rwanda: Disappearances Require Credible Investigations Terrorism survivors: Forced to farm, fish, fight, ‘they slaughtered three of my friends’ Malawi: Human rights defender survives petrol-bomb attack, car burned to ashes Thailand: Investigate Activist’s Abduction in Phatthalung Ethiopians Abused on Gulf Migration Route Map of Nigeria and Destination Countries Map of Nigeria and Destination Countries Brazil: armed violence in the cities and the Safer Access methodology Failing to Hold Violent ‘Cow Protectors’ to Account in India Media regulator threatens Brazzaville weekly with closure Failing to Hold Violent ‘Cow Protectors’ to Account in India Hong Kong: Police Should Exercise Restraint SADC: Leaders must ramp up efforts to protect the security of persons with albinism ‘We are continuity’: What the president’s hashtag tells us about human rights in Cuba today Vacancy notice: project assistant, hydrological systems and water scarcity US should redouble efforts to secure the safe return of detained American journalist Austin Tice Terrorism survivors: ‘The terrorists killed many people in front of us’ Philippine army “red-tagging” leads to threats, violence against journalists DR Congo: 1,900 Civilians Killed in Kivus Over 2 Years Human Rights Watch Comment to the US Department of Health and Human Services on Section 1557 ‘Act with restraint’ UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption RSF refers Myanmar journalist’s arbitrary detention to UN UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’ Kyrgyz TV channel’s forced closure deals blow to media pluralism ‘Act with restraint’ UN urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, as airport is disrupted for a second day The Geneva Conventions are for All of Us Palestine: Young women behind the camera in the spotlight at audio-visual training Total of journalists abducted in Yemen in past five years reaches 20 US – #WeeklyAddress: August 5 – August 11: Trump administration floats draft of social media “censorship” executive order Trump Administration Moves to Roll Back Health Care Rights Violence against journalists escalates in Hong Kong Burundi: 15 Years On, No Justice for Gatumba Massacre Prove Who’s Alive in Turkmenistan? Civilian Casualties Mount in Indiscriminate Fighting in Yemen UNESCO laureate helps a young woman continue her studies in Zimbabwe India Needs to Step Back in Kashmir Yemen: Significant humanitarian needs following days of fighting in Aden Hong Kong: Police should exercise restraint to avoid escalating violence Digitalizing the Geneva Conventions – giving greater access to the rules of war They remain as life-saving as always: PNG reflects upon 70 years of Geneva Conventions Australia: Press Laos to Protect Rights Lebanon: No Quick Fixes to Trash Crisis Video: Attacks on Civilians in Border Area in Colombia Iran’s Nationality Law Bill Highlights Challenges for Legislative Reform #MeToo in Africa - Governments Urged to Enact Protections They Fought For Facebook Settlement Breaks a Record, but Not the Cycle of Exploitation Young Eritreans Would Rather Risk Death at Sea Than Let Their Leaders Take Their Freedom “They Are Making Us into Slaves, Not Educating Us” Afghanistan: Civilian suffering remains far too high Geneva Conventions: Humanity’s bet against horror in armed conflict Friday’s Daily Brief: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Yemen food aid, IDs for Rohingya, protect fleeing Malians, Nagasaki Peace Ceremony ‘Preserve, revitalize and promote’ indigenous languages, or lose a ‘wealth of traditional knowledge’, UN chief says 5 myths about the Geneva Conventions as they turn 70 70 years of the Geneva Conventions: South Asia – Milestones Egypt: Investigate Treatment of Detained American Hong Kong: Water cannons pose real danger in hands of trigger- happy police US Immigration Raids Target Meat Industry US Congress: Stop Funding Cruelty on the Border Qatar: Migrant Workers Strike Over Work Conditions The War in Catatumbo Interview: The War in Colombia’s Catatumbo Region Colombia/Venezuela: Attacks on Civilians in Border Area Video: Attacks on Civilians in Border Area in Columbia The Geneva Conventions turn 70 Eritrea: Conscription System’s Toll on Education International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing ‘far-reaching implications’ Steps taken to end Saudi ‘guardianship’ system for women, ‘encouraging’ start General conditions on purchasing Procurement process - Related claim ICRC code of ethics for procurement (goods and services) Guidelines and information on how to do business with ICRC Indigenous languages: Knowledge and hope RSF calls for release of journalist held in Iraqi Kurdistan Ukrainian Court Penalizes News Outlet for Calling Far-Right Group ‘Neo-Nazi’ Tunisia: 2 Months On, No Answers on Death in Custody Why Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized Sex Work Should be Legal — If Only to Protect Women from Police Video: Decriminalize Sex Work in South Africa Interview: Outlawed and Ostracized: Sex Workers in South Africa Why Sex Work Should be Decriminalised in South Africa IHL App: International Humanitarian Law in your pocket UN Security Council ‘utterly failed’ Syrian detainees; a victim voices her plea to ‘end impunity and stop this horror’ Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Syrian detainees, Zimbabwe hunger crisis, Kabul attack, Mexico disappearances, new tech to feed the world Australia: Protect Public Interest Reporting Police violence against reporters in Poland Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts UK’s Unfair Child Welfare Support Rules A Syrian student aspires for a brighter future Covering the news during conflict Nigeria: Activist’s Detention a Sign of Growing Intolerance South Africa: Decriminalise Sex Work Documents Reveal Government Meddling in Syria Aid Delivery Iranian Women Rebel Against Dress Code India: Basic Freedoms at Risk in Kashmir Jordan: Recognising the importance of career development for people with physical disabilities Jordan: Recognizing the importance of career development for people with physical disabilities Pretoria: We're hiring! Jordan: Recognizing importance of career development for people with physical disabilities Update of customary IHL database – July 2019 Indonesia: Jokowi’s Second Term Should Promote Rights Kazakhstan: Proposal For a Human Rights Reset US – #WeeklyAddress: July 29 – August 4: White House suspends “hard pass” of Playboy correspondent All States have ‘primary responsibility’ to protect against hate attacks Turkey: Concerns for Disappeared Men Now in Police Custody All States have ‘primary responsibility’ to protect against hate attacks: UN’s Bachelet Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office We're Hiring! Recognizing the importance of career development for people with physical disabilities Update of customary IHL database - July 2019 Censorship catching up with Bianet, RSF’s partner in Turkey Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails ‘very important step’ Gabon’s media regulator does it again, suspending a leading news site Indian-administered Kashmir cut off from the world Côte d’Ivoire: Growing attacks on activists and opposition ahead of elections Mental Health Stigma No Way to Fight Bigotry in US Responding to the needs of vulnerable people in North East Nigeria Russia: Over 1,000 Detained at Weekend Protest Morocco, the Kingdom of Unfinished Reforms Street Children Rounded up in Kampala Trafficking Survivors Are Being Failed the World Over Iraq Authorities Acknowledge Horrific Prison Overcrowding Pakistan: "Bharosa Karein" campaign to promote respect for health care What’s Next for Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Victims? How Myanmar’s Armed Forces Fund Atrocities Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report